Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Connecticut College invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor in Psychology to begin July 1, 2023. We seek a colleague who is an excellent teacher and is enthusiastic about working closely with students in a liberal arts context. The focus of this position is Research Methods in Psychology, and all areas of expertise within psychology will be considered. This individual will contribute to our Psychology Major and teach 3 sections of Research Methods (PSY 202, 25 students per section; 1 in fall semester, 2 in spring semester), a 200-level area course (e.g., Social Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Human Memory, Psychology of Gender, or other survey course; 38 students) as well as one specialized course in the person’s area of expertise (seminar course with 16 students).  A total of five courses will be offered over the academic year. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in psychology or neuroscience at the time of appointment.  The Department of Psychology is working to support the college’s Equity and Inclusion Action Plan in various ways, including an integration of the APA’s  Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework (2021) into our curriculum and departmental practices. We seek a colleague who shares this vision and who can join us in this work. 

Connecticut College values the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourages their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty may elect to be voting members of the faculty in their first semester, and their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.  

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (AA/EOE).

Connecticut College offers ongoing support for teaching through our Center for Teaching and Learning and for research through internal funding through sources including the Dean of the Faculty’s office, the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy.  For additional information on faculty resources, see Salary is competitive and the benefits package is strong (see  Because of the 1 year time frame, the College is not currently sponsoring visas for this position.

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing may be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions. 

To apply, please submit the following materials to Interfolio at:  1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) and a teaching statement describing your teaching experience and approach, your training and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, and evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) 2 letters of recommendation.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 26th.